School News - June 17, 2020

Jade Ballek


Thanks for making Grad 2020 so memorable! 

Evening all, I wanted to send out a few updates from the school as we near the end of June.

Grad 2020 Thanks

Despite the unwanted reality that COV-19 has brought to our graduation plans this year, Grad 2020 was a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime event that was only made possible by the spirit of community. Thank you for reminding us why small towns are really the best! Grad Coordinator, Mrs. Karen Jones, has a special message to our many contributors. You can see her message on our webpage:

Farewell Mrs. Baratta

We would like to wish Mrs. Baratta all the best next year as she has been hired as a colony principal in Chinook School Division. We are certainly going to miss her smiling face and generous spirit in the halls and classes of DCS. We know you will be a terrific principal, Mrs. Baratta!

Device/Textbook/Book Collection

On Monday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the school will be open from 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. for families to drop off textbooks and devices.

  • Laptops and devices must be clearly labelled and returned in a plastic bag. There will be staff at the school to help with drop-off. To ensure we are following provincial health regulations, only one family will be allowed in the school at a time.
  • Teachers will be contacting students with a list of textbooks/novels that must be returned. Mrs. McIntyre will be cataloging books to ensure that all school resources have been returned. Students with missing textbooks will be sent replacement cost information.
  • School laptops and iPads must also be returned to the school so that they can be reimaged and prepared for the fall. Laptops and devices will be disabled so that this work can be done over the summer.

Showcase Week

Each year, we recognize the many achievements of our students whether is it their strengths in academics or athletics, extra-curricular involvement, or leadership. This is our DCS Virtual Showcase Week and we have been sharing our presentations on our school Facebook page and on our website. Congratulations to all award winners!

Virtual Art Exhibit

We are also hosting a Virtual Art Exhibit to highlight our students’ creativity while at home. We’d love to see how our students continuing to express their creativity at home, so please text pictures to 306-867-7573 I will highlight them on our school website! Congratulations to Harlie McNeely for winning second place in the Youth Native Prairie Poster Contest. We have included a picture of her submission in our exhibit.

Playground is Open

We are excited to announce that provincial restrictions have been lifted and students can once again enjoy our fantastic play structure! It has been great to see and hear kids having fun out there 😊

Garbage Challenge

A shout to Mrs. Morrison’s Grades 1-2 class for participating in the Garbage Challenge. Since we couldn’t get out and do the town clean up as we normally do in May/June, our little students are still doing their part to help out!

SCC Thanks

Last night, the SCC had its first-ever online meeting to finalize the 2019-2020 school year. We are so grateful to have such an incredibly supportive group of parents who help ensure that the school-community connection continues to be strong, even when we are physically distanced. To learn more about the many SCC activities at our school, check out our webpage:

Report Cards

All marks will be sent to the Ministry on June 26th. Final report cards will be available through the parent portal at that time. More information about printed report cards for interested families will be sent next week.

Change in Contact Information

In order for parents to access the report card information online through the parent portal, we must have a current email address in our database. Please contact Ms. Keeler ( to update your contact information as needed.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions (or want to give me curling tips – you’ll know what that means when you watch the Athletics Award video …).

Take care – stay safe - stay connected,

Jade Ballek

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